If you build it...

So today, I'm almost playing "devil's advocate" from my piece earlier in the week  about slowing down and holding off until you can do something right! This piece might sound downright hypocritical in comparison, but it's dealing with the act of doing, rather than theorizing. A little different than "waiting until you can do it right", but tied together, nonetheless.

Here's the crux of my idea:

Don't overthink stuff. Take your initial idea, build it, and improve it over time. Nothing is permanent. You can make it better later.

Yeah. In other words, don't get lost in the planning, the worry over every single thing being perfect. True, use quality equipment and great technique; however, with those items accounted for, proceed...don't get lost in planning. You can evolve it once it's up and running.

So, actually, there is a difference between slowing down to do it right the first time, in terms of equipment, and executing rapidly on a new concept. 

Yes, planning is definitely required; you can't stumble blindly into something. On the other hand, if you have an idea that you want to execute, don't put yourself into that "analysis paralysis" role, filed with "I'm gonna do this..." and "Well, I need to consider____________". That stuff will handcuff you. 

If you have the idea, and it's basically sound, dive into it and DO it, instead of committing to endless feasibility studies and considerations of every possible angle. I've been down that road, and the unintended side effect is frustration, trust me!

Besides, it's hard to show off what "your gonna do" to your fellow fish geeks, right?

Today's short and sweet musings..

So go out there and DO it!


Stay Wet.

Scott Fellman

Tannin Aquatics

Scott Fellman
Scott Fellman


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